Fourth Quarter Proves Costly to Gophers on the Road

Fourth Quarter Proves Costly to Gophers on the Road

ASHLAND, VA. –  The Goucher College men's lacrosse team (1-2, Landmark 0-0) fell on the road to the Yellow Jackets of Randolph-Macon, 12-8.

The Gophers came out strong during the first quarter, outscoring the Yellow Jackets 3-0. The goal scorer's for Goucher were Sophomore Zephan Harnish (Woodsboro, MD), Junior Derek Bitzer (Doylestown, PA) and Senior Nate Wilinski (Decatur, GA).

Randolph-Macon made a push back during the second quarter, outscoring the Gophers four to one, knotting the score up at 4-4 heading into the half.

During the third, Randolph-Macon went on a four goal-scoring streak over the span of five minutes. Goucher finished the quarter with two goals of their own, bringing the score to 8-7.

The Yellow Jackets dominated the fourth quarter scoring four goals in the opening minutes and holding Goucher to only one goal to seal the game. 

How It Happened:

  • Junior Pierce Bailey (Miami, FL) tied his career-high with three goals and lead the team in groundballs with four.
  • Junior Matt Messerle (Limerick, PA) had nine saves off the 21 shots he faced.
  • Four of Goucher's 11 man down's lead to goals for Randolph-Macon.
  • Colin Disesa (three goals) and Miles Muncie (four goals and one assists) were the leading point scorers for the Yellow Jackets.
  • Joe Maranto won 15-of-21 face-offs for Randolph-Macon.​

Coach's Thoughts:

"We started strong but made to many mistakes from the second period on that cost us chances at possessions.  Randolph-Macon, to their credit, made us pay for our mistakes.  We are excited to return home for our first home contest Wednesday night."

Up Next: 

The Gophers will host McDaniel College next week Wednesday at 7PM. The Green Terror are coming off a 9-7 win against Birmingham Southern.